Mixing Urban and Traditional

It first started off with my Mother and myself making salves and massage candles on a Sunday. We spoke about the women in our family and how things have changed with time. My Mother showed me recipes that she learnt as a child from her great grandmother. This platform allows my Mother and myself to decolonize in our own ways, by sharing teachings and stories together while we created. It was also an opportunity to pass on the stories and teachings from our Grandmothers.

Who We Are, and Where We're From

Rae-Anne is a 2spirit mixed indigenous artists who works, lives, and plays on unceded Coast Salish territories of the Qayqayt people in New Westminster, B.C. 
Rae-Annes traditional name gifted to her is Iskwewak Askokewin Waciy which means Women Following the Mountains in Cree. From her Mothers side she is Cree (from Southern Saskatchewan), Prussian and English, and from her Fathers side she is Maltese.

Aside from creating and healing, Rae-Anne is also a Cultural Wellness Counsellor for a non-profit organization located on the shared territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. 

Danialle is a mixed indigenous women who has to relearn and reclaimed her roots. Her traditional name gifted to her is Changing River, and from her Fathers side she is Cree and Prussian and from her Mothers side she is English. 

Much of what we create is inspired by the healing moments and memories that Danialle would have about her Great Grandmother. 

Danialle lives, works, and plays on unceded Coast Salish territory of the Stó:lō people, particularly the Sumas and Matsqui First Nations.

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